Overview

Hypoparathyroidism is a rare condition that occurs when the parathyroid glands in the neck do not produce enough parathyroid hormone (PTH). Everyone has four parathyroid glands, located near of behind the thyroid gland. Each small gland is the s[read article]

Tests for Hypoparathyroidism

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Parathyroid hormone (PTH), also known as parathormone, is a hormone released by the parathyroid glands. The four parathyroid glands are located in your neck, next t...  More
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Calcium is an essential mineral your body needs to build strong bones and teeth. It also helps nerves fire and transmit information correctly and plays a vital role...  More
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Phosphorus is an important part of several of your body's processes. It helps with bone growth, energy storage, and nerve and muscle production. Many foods, es...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A urine calcium test is done to measure how much calcium is passed out of the body through urine. The test is also known as the urinary Ca+2 test. Calcium is the mo...  More
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Magnesium is important to the functioning of your body. According to the National Institutes of Health's Office of Dietary Supplements, this mineral plays a ro...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Hypoparathyroidism

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CALCIUM CARBONATE (KAL see um KAR bon ate) is a calcium salt. It is used as an antacid to relieve the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn. It is also used to prev...  More
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ERGOCALCIFEROL (er goe kal SIF e role) is a man made form of vitamin D. It helps your body keep the right amount of calcium and phosphorus for healthy bones and tee...  More
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CALCITRIOL (kal si TRYE ole) is a man made form of vitamin D. It helps your body keep the proper levels of calcium and phosphorus and maintain healthy bones and tee...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Hypoparathyroidism

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CALCIUM CARBONATE (KAL see um KAR bon ate) is a calcium salt. It is used as an antacid to relieve the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn. It is also used to prev...  More
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ERGOCALCIFEROL (er goe kal SIF e role) is a man made form of vitamin D. It helps your body keep the right amount of calcium and phosphorus for healthy bones and tee...  More
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Self Care for Hypoparathyroidism

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Maintain Adequate Vitamin D Intake
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Vitamin D, often called the sunshine vitamin, is an important nutrient. Its active form, called calcitriol, behaves like a hormone in the body. The body can produce...  More
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